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Prince Philip was seen visiting the Queen who was later spotted out and about for the first time since she was taken ill with a cold.

The Duke of Edinburgh was not wearing a seatbelt as he was driven to the main house on the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk by his daughter Princess Anne. He was wearing a blue overcoat and a shirt as he sat in the passenger seat for the journey.

The Queen was later seen driving in her Range Rover to join a shooting party for lunch on the estate. Her Majesty, who was wearing a blue headscarf, was believed to be joining guests Sir Jackie Stewart, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Princess Anne’s husband, Tim Laurence. Tim Laurence was seen driving a smiling Dame Kiri and Sir Jackie in a truck as they set off for the shoot early in the morning.

The Queen’s lunch date comes after she had to pull out of her annual visit to the Sandringham branch of the Women’s Institute because she had a cold. The 93-year-old monarch usually joins the WI ladies for tea and cake, at West Newton village hall, but was forced to rest instead. The Queen has attended the WI group's meetings since 1943 and took over as President from the Queen Mother, who in turn took over from Queen Mary.

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